Job security at CIA

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Job security at CIA - suggestion: Let's have all questionable...
suggestion: Let's have all questionable situations situations in our armed forcesin peacetime as well as warinvestigated warinvestigated by the Central Intelligence Agency, which owes no allegiance to any individual branch of the service and is answerable only to the National Security Council and the President. It will do away with all of this business which currently is distracting distracting attention from the important important Job of deciding what is to be done about foreign aid and domestic inflation. It might even put an end to a lot of whitewashingnot to mention mention considerable upper bracket armed force malingeringand give the average citizen the same breaks in uniform that he gets in civvies. If it did that, it certainly would assist the current recruiting programs programs This is the immediate trouble, If you view it objectively: Right now', on Capitol Hill, Congress Congress has been assembled to consider consider two (aforementioned) problems problems of terrific importance to the American people and to humanity as a whole. Those problems definitely definitely concern whether we will have another war in the near futureand futureand whether we will be faced with another internal economic revolution. His point is well taken, as innumerable innumerable newspapers already have pointed out. His solution "that an independent investigating body be set up within the armed forces to probe irregularities of all kinds"is however, fortunately unnecessary. The reason: We already have the newly-formed newly-formed newly-formed Central Intelligence Intelligence Agency, which isn't brassilampered by being "within "within the armed forces." That agency is a part of our new national security set-up, set-up, set-up, which isn't, as yet, too well known. Planned as a sort of super counterintelligence counterintelligence corps with foreign activities its chief concern, it reports reports only to the President and his security councilmen. Since it obviously must concern itself with many questions involving involving our armed forces, it is only a matter of slightly increased personnelwhich personnelwhich could be subtracted subtracted elsewhereto have it .investigate .investigate all cases of armed forces irregularities. irregularities. Had they been probing the case of General Meyers, the subject would have been settled long ago without benefit of brassand the Senators now could be concerning themselves with the far more important important problems of foreign aid and home front inflation! It Says Here:

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  1. News-Journal,
  2. 23 Nov 1947, Sun,
  3. Page 6

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